Why can’t you be a woman AND a VC?
The VC industry is and always has been predominantly male. But things are changing. As long ago as 2014, Forbes was calling for more women VCs and earlier this year Techcrunch got into commenting about the effect women VCs have on female founders.
Today it’s ShareAmerica turn to make a case for women to become VCs. They say, “(Women) might be especially good at this high-stakes career”. Er, why wouldn’t they be? Anyway, the article:
Do you know something about business? Are you good at listening and giving advice to others? Have a knack for recognizing good ideas for new businesses?
If you answered yes to those questions, you should consider becoming a venture capitalist, or “VC.”
You don’t necessarily need to be the one with the money. VCs work in institutions that specialize in giving large amounts of long-term capital to small businesses. They look for startups that might have a limited track record but also have the potential for substantial growth. Many VCs provide managerial and technical expertise.